IPL Photofacial treatments can improve pigmentation, reduce redness caused by broken blood vessels and rosacea, and stimulate collagen production.
What is an IPL Photofacial?
An IPL Photofacial uses a wide spectrum of light to treat many different skin conditions. It can improve pigmentation caused by sun damage, freckles, natural aging and even scarring. It can also help with redness issues such as rosacea, blood vessels and flushing.
How IPL Photofacials work
IPL photofacials use light and heat energy to target particular areas of the skin. Initially, light is introduced to the skin in many wavelengths. As it penetrates the skin, that light is converted to heat. The heat is strong enough to damage specific chromophores (parts of the skin that absorb light). Those chromophores are related to certain skin conditions such as unwanted pigmentation or facial veins, thereby destroying them.
What to expect during your appointment
We’ll start by removing all makeup and lotions from your skin. If you choose, we may perform a an exfoliating treatment prior to the IPL treatment. This allows the IPL light to penetrate deeper into the skin. During the treatment, you will still see flashes of light even with goggles covering your eyes. You may also experience a snapping feeling with each light pulse. You can follow up your IPL with an oxygen facial or EpiFusion to achieve even better results. The treatment ends with a light massage and sunscreen application. Depending on the add-ons, the procedure can take between 30-90 minutes.
Length of results
As with most treatments, results are dependent on the patient’s lifestyle, skin type and how many sessions they have already received. Patients usually need a series of 3-5 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart for best results. Although it may sound counterintuitive, people with lighter brown spots need more sessions than people with darker spots. After a series is completed, most people come in once or twice a year for maintenance.
Request a free consultation in Beverly Hills
Are you tired of your unwanted age spots, scars and/or facial redness? If yes, and if you live in the greater Los Angeles area, you can schedule a free consultation at our skincare center in Beverly Hills. To get started, fill out the form on our website or send us a text at (424) 256-5272. Once we hear from you, we will reach out to confirm your appointment.